About Us

We are British Columbia’s health research agency. We are working towards a future where BC is recognized worldwide for its vibrant, coherent, inclusive, and globally competitive health research system, which improves the health of British Columbians, the health system and the economy. Considerations of equity, diversity and inclusion are top-of-mind as we begin our journey together, and our commitment to Indigenous reconciliation and self-determination will guide us.

As a provincial organization, our work extends across many Indigenous lands and territories throughout BC. We acknowledge with respect and humility that our Vancouver offices are located on the traditional and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Current Funding Opportunities

Scholar Program

LOI deadline has passed. Supports early career health researchers, helping them form their own research teams, train the next generation of scientists and develop world-leading research programs.

Research Trainee Program

Supports the best and brightest health researchers in training to enable career development and support world-class health research in BC.

Health Professional-Investigator (HP-I) Program

LOI deadline has passed. Supports health professionals who are actively involved in patient care to build their health research programs, train the next generation of scientists, and make significant contributions to their field.

Applications are now open for:

Latest News



Improvements to Operational Approval application process for research studies

4 December 2023

The Research Approval Processes Project (RAPP) is set to make improvements to the operational approval application process for research studies. Operational Approval, also known as an Operational Review, holds a crucial role in evaluating how a study may impact a Health authority's operations.


Standardizing endometrial cancer care with ProMiSE

29 November 2023

2018 Innovation to Commercialization awardee Dr. Jessica McAlpine is paving the way to standardizing endometrial cancer care.



SSHRC, CIHR and Michael Smith Health Research BC announce partnership in RoRI

Canadian research funders join forces with the international Research on Research Institute

17 November 2023

SSHRC, CIHR, and Health Research BC are core partners in the Research on Research Institute (RoRI) to help ensure that Canada is at the forefront of research funding practices.

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